interlibrary loan

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interlibrary loan

n
1. (Library Science & Bibliography) a system by which libraries borrow publications from other libraries
2. (Library Science & Bibliography)
a. an instance of such borrowing
b. a publication so borrowed
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interlibrary loan

nFernleihe f; to have a book on interlibrary loanein Buch über die Fernleihe (ausgeliehen) haben
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Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of LRCN, Professor Michael Afolabi, said that the 21st century had witnessed a shift from the traditional physical inter library loan to digital resource sharing and networking.
The Inter Library loan facilities have made a chain of gesture to communicate the reading material in time of needs.
Jim, if you'd like to learn more, use the Inter Library Loan system where you can ask your local library to request Lloyd's book from thousands of other libraries.
A "temporary part-time libraries north west inter library loan business unit administrative assistant" is needed for Lancs county library headquarters at Preston.
If you do not intend to get a personal copy I suggest you ask your local library to buy it or to examine it through inter library loan.
Document Delivery: It is very important facility of the internet, which has given new meaning to the Inter library loan (ILL) service.